Winter jacket

Discussion in 'Running Gear and Equipment' started by Fresh Start, Nov 9, 2017.

  1. Fresh Start

    Fresh Start Member

    I haven't quite started running yet, I'm hoping to build up to that in the new year, but I would like to get out and start doing some more walking and wondered if anyone could recommend a jacket that would keep me warm, but not be too heavy that I end up sweating?
  2. amasidlover

    amasidlover Active Member

    My 'go to' combination for anything around zero to 5C is; cycling bib longs (no pad!) a long sleeve base layer (merino if you can afford it / find it cheap), then a t-shirt and shorts, gloves, then a lightweight waterproof e.g. this which I take off once I've warmed up and is small enough to stuff in a pocket. That worked in the snow in Denmark in February... any colder and I'd probably be inclined to stick a fleece / down gilet on as well and just slow down if I got too warm (saving the harder workouts for when its a bit warmer).
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  3. The Rover

    The Rover Regular Member

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  4. WiltshireWonder

    WiltshireWonder Active Member Staff Member

    I am rather fond of my very old cycling jacket, the Altura Night Vision jacket. It's perfect for running in cold temps and reflective too. Just one layer underneath and I'm fine. I can't justify a running jacket, this one just keeps going and going.

    For hiking/walking, my patagonia down jacket is pretty amazing, but I wouldn't run in it. It was a bit of an investment (eek) but I love it so much.
  5. Flatflr

    Flatflr Regular Member

    If you're worried about getting too hot why not try layers. In the winter i'll use a base layer (underarmour), thin fleece running top (Asics) and a waterproof outer (Ronhills) for when it's raining/snowing. Nothing too bulky and gives me the option of removing a layer if I start to get too hot. This has worked for me down to below freezing.
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  6. John the Monkey

    John the Monkey Regular Member

    Montane featherlight for me - only wind/showerproof, but I tend not to run when it's really grim.
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  7. OP
    Fresh Start

    Fresh Start Member

    Thanks for the suggestions - the idea of layers sounds interesting. I'll have a trawl of the web in January and see if I can pick up some bargains in the sales. :smile:
  8. Truth

    Truth Regular Member

    I tend to go out knowing I will be chilly for a while but then comfortable when I get going.....
    Under dressing is the key for me. I always think no matter how cold it is you will warm up niceley if you work hard.
  9. Redbadger

    Redbadger Regular Member Staff Member

    ^ This - you warm up once you get going ... however if you are walking - and walking at a slow pace - you'll probably not get warmed-up in the same way as you would running, so wrap up warm from the start and take layers off if you do find you do get overly warm.
  10. Truth

    Truth Regular Member

    Good point in fairness :okay:
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